With Portal, Battlefield 2042 players will have the chance to create completely their own game modes, but they will have to accept some limitations for the launch, as the players won’t be able to make a Battle Royale.
Battlefield 2042: Portal will not let you make a Battle Royale
With Battlefield 2042 players will get a new Portal mode that allows them to use mod tools to create their own game modes that can be played on the new and a selection of classic maps. However, you will experience some restrictions on creative freedom at launch.
Justin Wiebe, the Senior Design Director of Ripple Effect, has confirmed to GameSpot that you cannot create a Battle Royale mode, atleast at launch. In detail he said the following:
“You can do a lot with the Logic to create new experiences. There are going to be some limitations at launch. So for example, we don’t have a spatial editor. So creating something like a battle royale, there are kind of two main components that would need to be there. The first is a very robust matchmaking system. As you know, when you get kicked out, you need to throw people in a pool, rematch, make them in. That’s not something we’re going to support for the builders to be able to create or manage at launch.”
However, the developers do not rule out the possibility of submitting these options at a later date. The community has already heard in the internal tests that the spatial editor will have a lot of power to offer.
So far, the focus has been on the core experience and the connection between the various Battlefield eras, whereby the future of Portal will lie in the wishes of the community.
Battlefield 2042 will be released on October 22, 2021, for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.